Jynx (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Jynx (disambiguation).
Jynx
Human Shape Pokémon
ルージュラ
Rougela
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Jynx



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Ice Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Oblivious or ForewarnGen IV+ Cacophony
Cacophony
Dry Skin
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Human-Like
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Jynx
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
89.5 lbs. 40.6 kg
Jynx
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
137
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
159
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Jynx
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
2
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body12.png
Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Jynx (Japanese: ルージュラ Rougela) is a dual-type Ice/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Smoochum starting at level 30.

Biology

 
Jynx's foot

Jynx is a bipedal, humanoid Pokémon that resembles a woman. It has a purple face, pink lips, saucer-like eyes, and long blonde hair. It wears a red gown with two gold circlets on the chest. While the anime has shown it to possess feet, the games show only blackness under the dress and it lacks a footprint. Despite this, it is able to learn the kicking move Triple Axel. It has white arms and five-fingered purple hands. Jynx is a female-only species with no male counterpart.

Originally, its face was colored black. Pokémon Stadium's fainting animation had it disappear leaving only its hair behind, implying that what appears to be dark-colored skin is actually just darkness.

Jynx has a language that sounds similar to human speech and includes several cry patterns. However, this language has yet to be deciphered. It prefers to communicate by using dance-like movements. There are some musicians who compose songs for Jynx to sing. These rhythmic movements often cause people to dance along with it. The Jynx in Alola are said to have wonderful precise movements. In certain parts of Galar, it has been feared and worshiped while being called the "Queen of Ice". The Jynx in Galar are said to have beautiful and delicate voices and a fanbase dedicated to them. Jynx are able to extend their lips to kiss its opponent. Jynx often is found in urban areas.

Jynx is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Lovely Kiss by leveling up.

Evolution

Jynx evolves from Smoochum.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Smoochum
 Ice  Psychic 

 
First evolution
Jynx
 Ice  Psychic 

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#124
Red(JPN) (This entry was originally untranslated in English until it was reused in Pokémon FireRed.)
Green
Red(ENG) It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Blue
Yellow Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Stadium Talks in a strange, incomprehensible language. It is known for its weird wiggling that causes people to dance.
Generation II Johto
#153
Gold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Silver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Crystal It has several different cry patterns, each of which seems to have its own meaning.
Stadium 2 It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
Generation III Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#124
Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.
Sapphire
Emerald A Jynx sashays rhythmically as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without noticing.
FireRed It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
LeafGreen It seductively wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#155
Diamond Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It rocks its body rhythmically. It appears to alter the rhythm depending on how it is feeling.
SoulSilver It speaks a language similar to that of humans. However, it seems to use dancing to communicate.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White
Black 2 Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #084
Hoenn
#—
X It wiggles its hips as it walks. It can cause people to dance in unison with it.
Y It speaks using a language that sounds human. Research is under way to determine what is being said.
Omega Ruby Jynx walks rhythmically, swaying and shaking its hips as if it were dancing. Its motions are so bouncingly alluring, people seeing it are compelled to shake their hips without giving any thought to what they are doing.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
 US  UM : #110
Kanto
#124
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun & Moon.
Ultra Sun It sways its hips to a rhythm all its own. The precise movements of Jynx living in Alola are truly wonderful.
Ultra Moon Its strange cries sound like human language. There are some musicians who compose songs for Jynx to sing.
Let's Go Pikachu Appears to move to a rhythm of its own, as if it were dancing. It wiggles its hips as it walks.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #014
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword In certain parts of Galar, Jynx was once feared and worshiped as the Queen of Ice.
Shield The Jynx of Galar often have beautiful and delicate voices. Some of these Pokémon have even gathered a fan base.
Brilliant Diamond Its cries sound like human speech. However, it is impossible to tell what it is trying to say.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


 
Jynx in the Alola PokédexUSUM

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Blue (Japan)
Seafoam Islands
Yellow
Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
Ice Path
Crystal
Ice PathMorningDay
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade Poliwhirl in Cerulean City
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Smoochum
Platinum
Snowpoint Temple
HeartGold SoulSilver
Seafoam Islands and Ice Path
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Giant Chasm
Black 2 White 2
Evolve Dream Radar Smoochum
Generation VI
X Y
Frost Cavern
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Seaward Cave (SOS Battle)
Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Seafoam Islands
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Frostpoint Field
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Smoochum
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Cerulean City
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Trozei!
Endless Level 62, Endless Level 79, Forever Level 12, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Smoochum
Ranger
Panula Cave
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (B1F-B19F)
Ranger: SoA
Ice Lake, Almia Castle
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode B & A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Frozen Tundra
Rumble U
Toy Collection: Guided by Pichu
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Pitch-Black Cavern: Stage 4
Rumble World
Distortion Land: Outermost Snowfield (All Areas, Entrance Boss)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Charizard Sea2019, Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Entei Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Entei SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Northwind Field (12F-19F), Western Cave (1F-6F), Solar Cave (1F-6F)
Mystery House: Uproar Forest, Northwind Field, Desert Region, Southern Cavern, Wyvern Hill, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea
New Snap
Shiver SnowfieldsNight
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Desert Umbra: Stage 345
Masters EX
Evolution: Scottie/Bettie & SmoochumEgg


Held items

Pokémon caught in Generation I must be traded to a Generation II game in order for a held item to appear. In Pokémon Emerald, Jynx can only be found in the Battle Frontier.

Games Held items
Red Blue
Yellow
Gold Silver
Crystal
FireRed LeafGreen
Emerald
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver
Black White

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
35
36 - 95 67 - 185
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
455
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 95.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
13/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

Jynx is available in Sword and Shield Version 1.3.0+ and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Sweet Kiss Fairy Status 0000 07575% 10
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Powder Snow Ice Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Copycat Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
1212 Confusion Psychic Special 05050 100100% 25
1616 Covet Normal Physical 06060 100100% 25
2020 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
2424 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
2828 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100100% 15
3434 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
4040 Lovely Kiss Normal Status 0000 07575% 10
4646 Mean Look Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5252 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5858 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 07070% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00 TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01 TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM04 TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08 TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09 TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM17 TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18 TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21 TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23 TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24 TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25 TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27 TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM29 TM29 Charm Fairy Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM31 TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33 TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35 TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM39 TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM41 TM41 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM43 TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM47 TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM51 TM51 Icicle Spear Ice Physical 02525 100}}100% 30
TM57 TM57 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM59 TM59 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM63 TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM64 TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69 TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70 TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71 TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM72 TM72 Magic Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76 TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM87 TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM91 TM91 Psychic Terrain Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR01 TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR05 TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06 TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR11 TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR14 TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR20 TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25 TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26 TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27 TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR30 TR30 Encore Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 5
TR33 TR33 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR34 TR34 Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TR35 TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37 TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38 TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40 TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR42 TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR49 TR49 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR64 TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR65 TR65 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR68 TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR69 TR69 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TR77 TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR82 TR82 Stored Power Psychic Special 02020 100}}100% 10
TR83 TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01 TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03 TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM04 TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM07 TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM12 TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM13 TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14 TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM15 TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM16 TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM17 TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18 TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM29 TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM30 TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31 TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32 TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM33 TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM41 TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42 TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44 TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46 TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48 TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM52 TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM53 TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM56 TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58 TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM60 TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM63 TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM66 TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM67 TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM68 TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM70 TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM72 TM72 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM77 TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM82 TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM85 TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
TM86 TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87 TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90 TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM92 TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

SwSh

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Jynx in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Jynx in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

BDSP

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
Wish Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Jynx in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Jynx in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh EP BD SP Triple Axel Ice Physical 20 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - IV - V - VI - VII - IX
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
I II III IV V VI VII Aurora Veil Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Bide × Normal Physical 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Slap × Normal Physical 01515 085}}85% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Dynamic Punch Fighting Physical 100100 050}}50% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Flash × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Frost Breath Ice Special 06060 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
I II III IV V VI VII Heart Stamp × Psychic Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
I II III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Lucky Chant × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
I II III IV V VI VII Magic Coat Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Meditate × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Miracle Eye × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Nightmare × Ghost Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Psywave × Psychic Special 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Recycle Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
I II III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Seismic Toss Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Signal Beam × Bug Special 07575 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Skull Bash Normal Physical 130130 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Submission Fighting Physical 08080 080}}80% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Sweet Scent Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Telekinesis × Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Teleport Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
I II III IV V VI VII Thrash Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
I II III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
I II III IV V VI VII Wake-Up Slap × Fighting Physical 07070 100}}100% 10
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  • Transferred Pokémon only retain these moves in Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Jynx
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Jynx
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield
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TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Jynx (Aquapolis 18)
Fire Punch Jynx δ (EX Dragon Frontiers 17)
Hypnosis Will's Jynx (VS 74)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Frigid Cavern
Phrases
51%-100% HP ∞XO@#*~♪
∞XO@#*~♪
26%-50% HP !!O@#*~!
 !!O@#*~!
1%-25% HP !!!!!!~!
 !!!!!!~!
Level up ∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
∞XO@#*~♪♪♪
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
 

Body size: Standard (1 tile)
How to Recruit: Visit Vanillite's secret base
Connected to: Sealeo, Vanillite
Connection Orb Set: 19

Phrases
Normal Why don't you dance with me? Wiggle your hips!
Low HP (< 50%) Getting tired, I think…
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: 68 Max. exp.: 82
Browser entry R-168
Jynx swings its hips as if it's dancing while walking. Beware of its kiss attack!
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Psychic
Poké Assist:  
Psychic
Field move:  
(Teleport ×-)
Browser entry R-210
It attacks by launching strange orbs. It protects itself with a psychic Barrier.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.42 seconds Base HP: 52
Base Attack: 78 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Ice
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Ice
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#472
 

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.
  Swappable Skill(s): Block Shot


Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 223 Base Defense: 151
Egg Distance: N/A* Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Frost Breath, Confusion*, Pound
Charged Attacks: Draining Kiss, Avalanche*, Psyshock, Focus Blast*, Ice Punch
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #174
I’ve heard that Jynx can make all sorts of things happen just by wishing for them. We did see some odd occurrences in the Shiver Snowfields involving Jynx, so there may be some truth to that claim.

Evolution data

 
Baby form
Smoochum
 Ice  Psychic 
 
Breed



 
Level 30
 
First evolution
Jynx
 Ice  Psychic 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Green Red Blue Yellow
           
Front Back Front Back    
Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Gold (Japan) Silver (Japan) Crystal (Japan)
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation IX.
Cross-Generation
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In the anime

 
Jynx in the anime
 
Jynx's original design in the anime

Major appearances

Multiple Jynx debuted in Holiday Hi-Jynx, where they were workers at Santa Claus's workshop. One of Santa's Jynx got lost, requiring Ash and his friends to help her return to her owner.

In The Mandarin Island Miss Match, Prima used a Jynx to send Team Rocket blasting off. This is the final episode of the English dub to show Jynx's original design.

In the banned episode EP250, the Nurse Joy of the Ice Cave Pokémon Center was shown to own a Jynx, which works in a capacity similar to the Chansey of most other Centers. Brock almost kissed her during his sickly state.

In Mean With Envy and Pacifidlog Jam, Erica's Jynx competed in the Pacifidlog Town Pokémon Contest. This also marked the first anime appearance of Jynx's purple redesign.

In Three Jynx and a Baby!, a trio of Jynx sisters living in Cremini Town were overprotective towards their sister, a Smoochum. The Smoochum evolved into a fourth Jynx at the end of the episode. This also marks the last physical appearance of a Jynx in the anime to date.

Minor appearances

In Stage Fight!, a Jynx was part of a showboat stage show. It was briefly taken by Team Rocket.

A Jynx appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In Pokémon Double Trouble, a Jynx was running on a treadmill at the Kumquat Island Gym. However, this appearance was cut from the English dub.

In All Things Bright and Beautifly!, a Coordinator's Jynx competed in the Rustboro City Contest. However, this appearance was cut from the English dub. This also marks the final time Jynx's original design was used in the anime.

A Coordinator's Jynx appeared in Hi Ho Silver Wind!.

A Jynx appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

A Jynx made a brief cameo in the intro sequence of Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, along with every other Pokémon from the first five generations, excluding Genesect.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
Holiday Hi-Jynx Jynx Ash's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. This Pokémon has some very unusual powers. Its special attack is the Lovely Kiss, which puts its opponent into a deep sleep.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG115 Jynx May's Pokédex Jynx, the Human Shape Pokémon. Jynx is known for expressing its many and varied feelings by dancing around in graceful and rhythmical motions.

In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey

Main article: Jynx (MPJ)

A fortune-telling Jynx appears in Magical Pokémon Journey. Arbok goes to Jynx's fortune-telling hut to find out if he has a chance with his crush, Wigglytuff.

Pocket Monsters HGSS

A Jynx appeared in PMHGSS11.

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue arc

Jynx debuted in The Jynx Jinx, under the ownership of Ken. She was used to attack Red and Green after they tricked Team Rocket and take Mew. When she attacked Mew, Red and Green tried to defend it, only to be defeated. Mew retaliated against Jynx and defeated her and Ken, while sparing Red and Green.

Yellow arc

Most notably, Lorelei's Jynx first appeared in Jigglypuff Jive. It is noted for having the ability to generate voodoo dolls out of ice using its Ice Beam. When Lorelei draws crosses on any part of the dolls using her lipstick, ice shackles form on the specified body parts of her targets, eventually freezing the victim over completely.

Gold, Silver & Crystal arc

Red and Sabrina had been suffering from a lasting numbness due to having been frozen by Lorelei's Jynx, so they sought a cure atop Mt. Silver by bathing in the hotsprings there.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Jynx participated in the fight in Ilex Forest.

A Jynx belonging to the Chairman of the Pokémon Association appeared in The Last Battle XIV.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

It was revealed that Lorelei's Jynx can create a wispy band of ice around targets, which Lorelei can use to track them down using her powder case.

Sword & Shield arc

A Jynx appeared in PASS40, being one of many Pokémon to suddenly Dynamax.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

Shu caught a Jynx, as seen in GDZ48.

A female Trainer's Jynx appeared in GDZ78.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Jynx appeared in Fierce Competition at the Pokémon Baseball Tournament!, where it took part in a baseball match. She was seen with Red during the game.

Lorelei's Jynx appeared in To the Pokémon League!!,.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy, a Doctor!?.

A Jynx appeared in Team Rocket's Downfall!!.

A Jynx appeared in Pikachu's Birthday Party.

A Jynx appeared in Protect Jynx!!.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy, a Supernatural Being?!.

A Jynx appeared in The End of the Journey!!.

A Jynx appeared in Tyrogue's In Love?!.

A Jynx appeared in Clefairy's Grand Diet Plan.

In the TCG

Main article: Jynx (TCG)

Trivia

  • As its Pokédex entries state that Jynx speaks an incomprehensible language, the player, as a Pokémon, cannot understand anything it says in the Mystery Dungeon series.
  • A Capsule Monsters concept sketch depicts an unused Pokémon design with the same Pokédex number as Jynx.
  • Jynx's sprite in the Virtual Console re-release of Pokémon Yellow uses five colors instead of four. To achieve this effect, some of the 8×8 tiles composing the sprite use an altered palette, where black is replaced with purple, which is technically possible on a Game Boy Color game.
  • The Pokémon Stadium games feature a kicking animation for Jynx, in which its feet appear out of nowhere, disconnected from its body, to perform moves such as Mega Kick. This is one of the rare instances where its feet can be seen in the games, considering Jynx's lack of footprints.
  • Jynx is the only Pokémon to have Dry Skin as its Hidden Ability.

Controversy

Main article: Pokémon controversy → Jynx
 
Jynx's original design in the anime

Carole Boston Weatherford, a cultural critic, claimed that Jynx, which appeared in Holiday Hi-Jynx, was a negative stereotype of African-Americans in an article titled "Politically Incorrect Pokémon" on the magazine Black World Today. She chiefly compared Jynx to the racist characters in The Story of Little Black Sambo and further compared Jynx to Drag Queens and Mr. Popo of the Dragon Ball franchise, another character who is also potentially offensive in his design.

Weatherford's complaint caused many repercussions in the Pokémon franchise. The sprites of Jynx in the Western releases of Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal were edited, and EP250 was cut from international airings of the anime. A sequence depicting Jynx in its original design in All Things Bright and Beautifly! was also cut from the dub. Jynx's design was officially revised by Game Freak to be purple rather than black, including in Japan and South Korea; this change was reflected in later core series games (starting with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire) and in the Pokémon anime starting in Mean With Envy. Mean With Envy also corrected the anime's depiction of Jynx's lower arm coloring from red to white, a change which better reflected their appearance in the main series games from the beginning. Jynx was recolored in the ending credits of PK01 and PK04 for the 2012 Japanese Blu-ray release. A recolored version of Holiday Hi-Jynx aired in Japan and is available on the Japanese Prime Video and Netflix. Since 2014, Holiday Hi-Jynx, Stage Fight!, and The Mandarin Island Miss Match, which all feature Jynx in its original design, have not been in circulation of the English dub.

Although the manga is colored in black-and-white, Jynx appearing in VIZ Media's reissues of Pokémon Adventures are recolored as a dark gray rather than a straight black, suggesting that they are purple instead of black. It is also recolored to purple on the back cover of the reissue of Volume 4. The Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Trading Card Game, international Pokémon Yellow, and Japanese Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal also recolor Jynx's face.

In recent years, some fans of Pokémon have noted that Jynx may be inspired by ganguro, a Japanese fashion where women tan heavily, bleach their hair, and apply large amounts of makeup, instead of a black stereotype. This theory is mainly based on Jynx's long, straight, blonde hair, a common attribute of ganguro fashion. However, this particular hypothesis at least has often been criticized due to the timeline of ganguro fashion not matching up with the development of Pokémon games.[1] Another theory is that Jynx is based on the Nordic goddess Hel, who was often depicted as having a face half white-half black and who ruled Niflheim, primarily depicted as a land of primordial ice and cold. Some fans say this is supported by Jynx sharing traits with the iconic opera singing "Fat Lady," who is typically portrayed in pop culture dressed as the valkyrie Brünnhilde. Another possible origin is Yama-uba, the mountain Crone.

Origin

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Jynx may be based on a Nordic or Viking woman (possibly Hel, goddess of the underworld), or ganguro (face-black). The original Jynx's black skin and prominent lips bore a startling resemblance to the "darky" iconography now largely abandoned in media. Also, the fact that Jynx are depicted as Santa's helpers in the anime may reference the folklore character Zwarte Piet.

Jynx also has traits of a female opera singer, especially the iconic cartoon depiction of the fat lady; Pokémon Snap and its Generation III sprites depict it singing, especially the Pokémon Emerald sprite that animates it singing a high note. Specifically, it may be inspired by the Ride of the Valkyries, from the opera Die Walküre, the second of four operas by Richard Wagner based on Norse mythology. In this context, it is possible that the Valkyries, mythical warrior-maidens who gathered the souls of those slain in battle, are another inspiration for Jynx.

Jynx may also have origins in the Japanese snow spirits known as Yuki-onna, who lack feet, akin to Jynx's feet being covered by its dress. It may also be based on Yama-uba (also called Yamanba), a yōkai that is described as always wearing a tattered kimono, having whitish-blonde hair, and living on cold mountaintops. "Yamanba" is also slang for the extreme end of ganguro fashion, which involves bleached hair, artificial tanning, and heavy applying of brightly-colored lipstick.

Jynx's revised coloring may be based on purple discoloration of the skin, a common symptom of frostbite. This fits with Jynx's Ice type and how it is found in very cold places.

Name origin

Jynx may be a corruption of jinx, a curse or hex of bad luck.

Rougela may be derived from rouge, a type of makeup and also the French word for red, and also from the French verb geler (to freeze, to be freezing cold).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese ルージュラ Rougela From rouge
  French Lippoutou From lippu and poutou
  Spanish Jynx Same as English name
  German Rossana From rosso
  Italian Jynx Same as English name
  Korean 루주라 Rujura Transcription of Japanese name
  Mandarin Chinese 迷唇姐 Míchúnjiě From , chún, and jiě
  Cantonese Chinese 迷唇姐 Màihsèuhnjé*
紅唇娃 Hùhngsèuhnwā*
From màih, sèuhn, and
From hùhng, chún, and


References

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